Is the Accu‑Chek Guide test strip chemistry different from the Accu‑Chek Aviva and the Accu‑Chek Performa test strips?
Yes. The new Accu‑Chek Guide test strip utilizes the FAD-GDH enzyme.
What are control tests for the Accu-Chek Guide blood glucose monitoring system?
A control test using your meter's specific control solution ensures that you are performing tests correctly and receiving accurate results. Testing with control solution is much like a blood sugar check, except you fill the window on the test strip with a drop of control solution instead of blood. Run a control test: Before using your meter for the first time When you open a new vial of test strips If you leave the cap off the vial of test strips If you drop the meter Whenever your result does not agree with the way you feel Whenever you want to check the way you are performing your blood sugar checks If you have repeated a test, and the blood sugar result is still lower or higher than expected When you want to check the performance of the meter or test strips
What test strips does the Accu-Chek Guide blood glucose monitoring system use?
The Accu-Chek Guide blood glucose monitoring system uses Accu-Chek Guide test strips. It's simple to use the entire end—place a small drop of blood anywhere along the end of the test strip instead of on a tiny spot. In addition, it's simple to take just one strip. The spill-resistant SmartPack vial lets you take one and spill none.
What happens if I use expired test strips with the Accu-Chek Guide blood glucose meter?
Using test strips that are expired can cause your results to be inaccurate. If your test strips have expired, throw them away and begin using a new vial of strips that are not expired. The expiration date is printed on every vial of test strips.
How do I code the Accu-Chek Guide blood glucose meter?
There's no need to code the meter, so you have fewer steps in testing.
How can I make it easier to get a drop of blood for the Accu-Chek Guide blood glucose meter?
There are a few ways you can improve blood flow and make blood sugar checks easier: Warm your fingers by washing with warm, soapy water, then rinse and dry completely. Let your arm hang down at your side to increase blood flow to the fingertips. Grasp finger just below the joint closest to the fingertip and "milk" or massage gently toward tip of finger, then squeeze for 3 seconds. Use an Accu-Chek lancing device set to the right Comfort Dial setting for your skin type. Refer to your User's Guide for additional information.
How long does the Accu-Chek Guide blood glucose meter take to check blood sugar?
You can count on quick results, less than 4 seconds.
What types of batteries are used in the Accu-Chek Guide meter?
The meter uses 2 3-volt lithium coin cell batteries (type CR 2032) found in many stores
How do I change the batteries in the Accu-Chek Guide blood glucose meter?
To replace the batteries: Open the battery door on the back of the meter by pushing the tab in the direction of the arrow and pulling the door up. Release the old batteries by pressing the indicated button. Remove the old batteries. Slide the new batteries under the black tabs and indicated button, with + side facing up. Replace the battery door and snap it closed.
Will my data be lost when the batteries are removed?
Don't worry—your information will be saved when you change the batteries.
What parts of the Accu-Chek Guide blood glucose monitoring system should be cleaned and disinfected?
Be sure to clean the areas around slots and openings, while being careful not to get any moisture in them. You should also wipe down the entire meter surface, including the meter display
What should I do if I suspect my child has swallowed a battery or inserted a battery into the body?
Seek medical attention immediately. Prompt action is critical. Don’t wait for symptoms to develop. Battery ingestion or insertion into the body may cause chemical burns, perforation of soft tissues, and death.